Homeless Housing & Services RFP

Snohomish County announces the availability of funding for a range of homeless housing and services interventions supported by multiple funding sources: Ending Homelessness Program (EHP), Washington State Commerce Consolidated Homeless Grant (CHG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (WA State ESG).
  1. Renewal application process for agencies currently receiving EHP funding; applicants may reapply by submitting an EHP Renewal Application for Program Years 2017 and 2018.
  2. Existing projects currently receiving EHP funding with a June 30, 2017 HCS contract end date are required to submit an EHP Renewal Application for the Program Years 2017 and 2018.

  3. A competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) 2017-2019 RFP for Homeless Housing & Services  combining a number of fund sources into one application to support the following homeless housing system elements: 
  • Outreach Services
  • Coordinated Entry Navigation Services
  • Targeted Prevention
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Rapid Re-Housing
  • Services Attached to Housing
  • Tailored Services 
  • HMIS costs
Applications should be submitted without regard to funding source. Snohomish County will match the appropriate funding sources with each project that is recommended for funding. 
This is a competitive application process. This RFP is open to eligible, existing programs and new (not currently operational) programs. Agencies that wish to expand an existing EHP funded project must submit a Homeless Housing & Services Application for the ‘expansion’ portion of the project in addition to an EHP Renewal Application for the ‘base’ (current) portion of the project.

The funding period is for two years, Program Years 2017 and 2018. Initial contracts for these funds will be for one year beginning July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Contract continuation for July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 is contingent upon availability of funds and a project’s success in meeting contract requirements, including performance outcomes. 
February 13, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017 
9:00 - 11:00 a.m

March 9, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Application materials available 
Pre-Application Workshop at:
Snohomish County Government Campus
Robert J. Drewel Building, First Floor Public Hearing Room # 2
3000 Rockefeller Avenue in downtown Everett
Technical assistance deadline
Application Deadline; must be received no later than 4 p.m. 

Technical Assistance:  Agencies are encouraged to attend the pre-application workshop. If additional assistance is needed, a phone or in-person conference is available.
OCHS Staff Contact: For questions regarding either application process, please contact any of the following Snohomish County OCHS staff:

Application Documents:

For 2017-12019 Homeless Housing & Services RFP:
Homeless Housing & Services RFP/Application
HMIS Request Form (Exhibit A) 
HH&S Budget Workbook (Exhibit B)

For 2017-2019 EHP Renewal Application:
EHP Renewal Application
EHP Renewal Budget Workbook (Exhibit A)

Other Documents:
Draft 2017-19 CHG Guidelines 
2015 ESG Guidelines